Artist, gallery, studios, exhibition space?

  • Find out about arts opportunities and events throughout the north west
  • Join a network of artists living/working in Lancashire and beyond
  • Free publicity for your own art events and opportunities in the north west
  • Join LAN – it’s easy and currently still free
  • Members just log-in and select Add New Post or Event
  • Help spread the word – like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
  • Link to Lancashire Artists Network and send us a link to your website

LAN 2015 Open – extended to be part of new Preston Festival

The 2015 LAN Open exhibition at Oxheys Mill Studios, is proving popular with visitors who are enjoying the diverse selection of work. “Very fresh” “nice clean display” “lovely hanging” “delightful work” are just some of the comments received since it opened. Now Oxheys are excited to announce that the show will stay open for an extra week in order to be part of a new pilot Lancashire Festival taking part in Preston over the weekend of 25-27 September, instead of closing on Sep 19th as originally planned.

Read more

Organisations in the North receive Strategic Touring funding

Three organisations in the North have been successful in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Strategic touring programme with funding totalling £405,479.

The Strategic touring programme aims to give people better access to quality work across a range of venues to more people across the country, targeting places with low levels of art engagement and those that rely on touring for arts and culture. Following on from the year two analysis of the Strategic touring programme, we are particularly encouraged to see an increase in applications in this round for literature based projects (including arts in libraries), free outdoor projects, and those that benefit diverse audiences.

Read more

Submissions invited for new writing festival

Currently looking for scripts for new writing festival to be held in Blackburn 23-25 October 2015. On the look out for script submissions and the criteria is the script has to be an hour long and a maximum of five characters.

If you’re interested please email leftfieldtheatrecompany@gmail.com

 

 

Portfolio reviews, talks & discussion at Harris Museum

Portfolio reviews with Ruth Claxton or Sovay Berriman with subsequent talks and discussion by the artists are taking place at the Harris Museum & Gallery in Preston.
Portfolio review sessions are a great opportunity to talk about your practice to a nationally renowned artist who can give you advice and critical feedback you your practice and career path.

Read more

Submissions invited for 2015 Open exhibition

Summer 2015 Open - submissionsAfter the success of the last Lancashire Artists Network (LAN) exhibition, we are pleased to announce it is back again. Organised in collaboration with Oxheys Mill Studios, the exhibition promises a vibrant and diverse selection of work by local and Lancashire-based artists. All LAN members are invited to submit work for this exhibition – entry form and details can be downloaded here LAN Exhibition-T&Cs 2015

Alongside the exhibition, in the Loading Bay will be a small Art Market. which proved a popular addition to Oxheys’ Winter exhibition and will again offer a diverse selection of small 2D and 3D artworks, handmade greeting cards and other small art and craft items.

Artists in all media, 2D and 3D are welcome to submit and proposals are welcome from artists in music or performance who would like to take part. You need to be a LAN member or register to join (free) before submitting. Can’t say fairer than that!

Lets make this a real summer celebration – the last LAN Open exhibition at Oxheys featured work from over 70 artists including sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, glassworks, jewellery, poetry, photography, textiles and film. The private view saw a record-breaking attendance and several artists sold work.

See you there!

Download flyers Summer 2015 Open poster Summer 2015 Open – submissions

 

Summary of party manifestos: what they mean for arts, culture and creativity

With polling three weeks away, we’ve summarised the main arts policies in party manifestos.

This week the parties launched their manifestos for the 2015 General Election. Overall there was greater prominence for the arts, culture and the creative industries than in 2010. With less than three weeks to polling day, we have summarised the headline arts policies and included links to the manifestos so you can examine them in more detail.

Read more